Today, you have options when it comes to orthodontic care.

You could get traditional or ceramic braces. Braces with “shape memory wire” can reduce the amount of time needed to complete your treatment. For a more discreet option, you may prefer something like Invisalign® clear aligners instead.

While the right option for you can depend on a number of factors, the benefits of straight teeth apply to everyone. At every Orthodontic Alliances location, our doctors are working to give you the healthiest and most attractive smile for today, tomorrow, and years to come.

To learn more or to make an appointment at the office closest to you, call 219-809-6584 (Michigan City) 219-841-7795 (Portage) 219-440-6512 (St. John) .

Why Get Braces?

It’s undeniable that the biggest reason people go through orthodontic care is because they want attractive smiles.

You may feel self-conscious about your smile if your teeth are misaligned in some way:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Teeth with gaps between them
  • Teeth with bite issues (overbites, underbites, etc.)
  • A combination of issues

Whether you have minor or major issues with your teeth, we have treatment options that can help. You can get your teeth in line so you feel comfortable about smiling and speaking in front of other people.

This is an important aspect of orthodontic care. We can’t understate the value of feeling confident about being yourself.

At the same time, we are also concerned about the physical health benefits that can occur as a result of straightening your teeth.

When your teeth are in line, it’s easier to keep them clean. Your toothbrush can scrub your teeth more effectively when they don’t overlap one another. You can floss better when your teeth are closely pressed together.

And when your bite is better aligned, you are less likely to cause wear and tear on your enamel. A bad bite can increase your risk for tooth decay and infections.

Who Should Get Braces?

It’s true that typically people go through orthodontic treatment in their tween and teen years. The truth is anyone with misaligned teeth can benefit from braces, no matter your age.

In fact, the number of adults who are getting orthodontic care has been on the rise for years, and now 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is an adult. Part of the reason for this is that adults are more open to treatment than there were in the past.

Moderns options are more comfortable and less noticeable, which can make it easier if you are interested in making changes to your smile.

Where Should You Go for Braces?

Your best bet is to visit someone like Dr. Randy Schmidt or Dr. Evan Schmidt. As orthodontists, our doctors are specialists in the movement and the alignment of teeth. They can help you correct your smile so that your results will last.

You can schedule an evaluation at any of our Orthodontic Alliances location across Indiana. To contact us, call 219-809-6584 (Michigan City) 219-841-7795 (Portage) 219-440-6512 (St. John) or fill out our online form today.